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  • Tom Keith dies at 64; 'Prairie Home Companion' sounds master

    Tom Keith, who created an astounding array of captivating, hilarious, bawdy sounds and voices as longtime master of radio sound effects for Garrison Keillor's nationally syndicated "A Prairie Home Companion," has died. He was 64. Keith, who also co-...
  • Miami Book Fair: Andy Borowitz, the 51st funniest American writer

    Miami Book Fair: Andy Borowitz, the 51st funniest American writer
    No joke: Bernie Mac is the funniest American writer of the past 132 years. Funnier than Woody Allen. Funnier than Lenny Bruce. Funnier than David Sedaris. Funnier than Mark Twain even, and certainly funnier than Dave Barry. At least, the late King of...
  • The kind of education you can't get from books

    The kind of education you can't get from books
    In her delicious memoir "The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker," Janet Groth recalls her more than two decades (1957-1978) as a receptionist on the 18th floor of America’s most storied magazine. During her early years at the publication...
  • Writers support library-funding Measure L as police union opposes

     
    Authors and politicians support library-funding Measure L; cops don't....
  • Minnesota graffiti artist protects Titian's Venus from the northern cold

     
    Minnesota graffiti artist sprays some warmth on billboard image of Titian's Venus...
  • Garrison Keillor envisions radio (but not bookish) retirement

     
    Garrison Keillor plans retirement from radio, but not books....
  • Media news and views

     
    1. Garrison Keillor to retire in spring of 2013 Keillor is one of the most brilliant polymaths ever to grace the stage and the page and I've long admired his writing -- from novels to newspaper columns with a deliciously......
  • Billy Collins featured on The Writer’s Almanac

     
    By Joseph Freeman, Orlando Sentinel Narrated by the calming vocal chords of Garrison Keillor, The Writer's Almanac is National Public Radio's daily, five-minute run down of notable moments in literary history. Mostly, we get the birthdays and brief...
  • Book review: Billy Collins’ “Horoscopes for the Dead”

     
    By Tod Caviness As we roll through National Poetry Month, you tend to hear Billy Collins' name so often thrown about as an ambassador and cheerleader of poetry you can almost forget that he's a poet. If so, get reacquainted. “Horoscopes for the...
  • 8 ways to celebrate James Joyce and Bloomsday

     
    Bloomsday is celebrated June 16 with toasts to James Joyce and "Ulysses" happening all over the world....
  • Rollins College professor’s work on National Public Radio

     
    Rollins College houses a chorus of literary voices. There's Billy Collins, a former U.S. poet laureate who may just be one of the most visible versifiers in this country. There's the critic Terry Teachout, author of biographies on characters as ...